The Asus G771JM is the top of the range gaming laptop from the electronic giant. Encased in aluminum alloy, the Asus G771 JM features backlight keyboard to help you type in dimly lit areas. It is outfitted with 17 inch IPS type full HD display packing 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution that provides excellent quality and therefore easy to read in bright sunlight.
We spent some great time with it and loved how powerful and fast its Intel Core i7 4710HQ 2.5 GHz processor felt. The CPU is backed by 16 gigabytes of RAM and dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M GPU with 4 gigabytes of onboard RAM. However considering the imminent launch of new GPU like Nvidia 900M, we can expect Asus to equip it with this latest GPU.
Asus has wisely used the massive casing by allowing the user to fit it with three storage drives. In two of the bays, you can fit in regular sized SSD / HDD but the third one can accommodate smaller M.2 SSD only.
Measuring 418 x 284 x 37 mm and weighing 3:32 kilograms, the Asus G771JM comes with enough ports for connecting printers, flash drivers and whatnot. You get four USB 3.0 ports, HDMI digital video output port, mini display, SD card reader, RJ-45 LAN port and Kensington security lock. There is an optical drive that reads Blu-ray and for connectivity you get Gigabit Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11ac radios.
Battery life is under five hours when you do not gaming but we expect no one to not use it for gaming.
Overall this is a solid laptop and we whole heartedly recommend it for gaming.